This Week in Bitcoin
This Week in Bitcoin

This Week in Bitcoin

Chris Fisher

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A high-signal Bitcoin news podcast focused on analysis you'll find valuable.

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No Cuts for You
JUN 13, 2024
No Cuts for You
A new must-pass bill gives the President of the United States the power to block any Bitcoin transaction. Also, thoughts on the Fed rate and why Bitcoin Miner Bitfarms is preparing a “poison pill” strategy.<br /><br /><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href="http://podhome.fm" target="_blank">http://podhome.fm</a><br /> <strong>Promo Code:</strong> TWIB<br /><br /><strong>LINKS:</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://cointelegraph.com/news/new-us-law-block-digital-assets" target="_blank">New law grants US president power to block digital asset access</a></li><li><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2024/06/10/senate-bill-could-open-crypto-to-us-sanctions-but-industry-trying-to-head-it-off/?ref=tftc.io" target="_blank">Senate Bill Could Open Crypto to U.S. Sanctions, but Industry Trying to Head It Off</a></li><li><a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/senate-bill/4443/text" target="_blank">Text - S.4443 - 118th Congress (2023-2024): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress</a></li><li><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-chair-powell-admits-biden-admin-overstating-jobs" target="_blank">Powell Admits The Biden Admin Is “Overstating” Jobs</a></li><li><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/philadelphia-fed-admits-us-payrolls-overstated-least-800000" target="_blank">Philadelphia Fed Admits US Payrolls Overstated By At Least 800,000</a></li><li><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/wall-street-admits-biggest-economic-shocker-all-jobs-past-year-have-gone-illegal-aliens" target="_blank">Wall Street Admits The Biggest Economic Shocker: All Jobs In The Past Year Have Gone To Illegal Aliens</a></li><li><a href="https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/bitfarms-adopt-poison-pill/" target="_blank">Bitfarms Adopt ‘Poison Pill’ Strategy to Fend Off Hostile Takeover by Riot Platforms (UPDATED)</a></li><li>The decision follows Riot Platforms’ recent disclosure that it has <a href="https://www.reuters.com/markets/deals/riot-platforms-acquires-12-stake-rival-bitfarms-2024-06-06/?ref=nobsbitcoin.com" target="_blank">acquired a 12% stake in Bitfarms</a>, as well as a rejected <a href="https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/riot-acquires-9-25-stake-in-bitfarms-following-rejected-950m-takeover-offer/" target="_blank">$950 million acquisition offer</a>.</li></ul><strong>Music</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://podcastindex.org/podcast/6803256?episode=19370402266" target="_blank">Give My Life by Minno</a></li></ul>
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16 MIN
Bitcoin Gets Ready to Feed
JUN 7, 2024
Bitcoin Gets Ready to Feed
Inflation be damned, central planners have decided to lower the cost of money. How the banks lowering rates impacts Bitcoin. Plus, the shocking stats of the Bitcoin ETFs, project updates, and more.<br /><br /><br /><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href="http://podhome.fm" target="_blank">http://podhome.fm</a> <br /><strong>Promo Code:</strong> TWIB<br /><br /><strong>Links:</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://www.reuters.com/markets/rates-bonds/bank-canada-cuts-rates-first-time-four-years-2024-06-05/" target="_blank">Canada becomes first G7 nation to cut interest rates</a><ul><li><a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-06-05/bank-of-canada-cuts-rates-to-4-75-signals-more-to-come" target="_blank">Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rates to 4.75%, Signals More to Come - Bloomberg</a></li></ul></li><li><a href="https://www.axios.com/2024/06/06/rate-cuts-ecb-fed" target="_blank">European Central Bank cuts interest rates, diverging from the Fed</a></li><li><a href="https://x.com/zerohedge/status/1798693225114550532" target="_blank">ECB cuts rates as it raises its 2025 and 2026 inflation forecasts.</a></li><li><a href="https://www.barrons.com/news/ecb-raises-inflation-forecast-for-2024-and-2025-b2df6f2a" target="_blank">ECB Raises Inflation Forecast For 2024 And 2025</a><a href="https://www.axios.com/2024/06/06/rate-cuts-ecb-fed" target="_blank"><br /></a><br /></li><li><a href="https://www.blockchain.com/explorer/assets/btc" target="_blank">Bitcoin - BTC Price, Live Chart, and News | Blockchain.com<br /></a><br /></li><li><a href="https://www.blockonomics.co/" target="_blank">Bitcoin Address | Wallet Lookup - Blockonomics<br /></a><br /></li><li><a href="https://cointelegraph.com/news/united-states-president-joe-biden-veto-sab-121-crypto-accounting-rule" target="_blank">US President Joe Biden vetoes SAB 121 repeal<br /></a><br /></li><li><a href="https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/riot-acquires-9-25-stake-in-bitfarms-following-rejected-950m-takeover-offer/" target="_blank">Riot Platforms Acquires 9.25% Stake in Bitfarms Following Rejected $950M Takeover Offer<br /></a><br /></li><li><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/business/2024/06/06/core-scientific-rejects-coreweaves-1b-buyout-offer/" target="_blank">Bitcoin (BTC) MIner Core Scientific Rejects CoreWeave’s $1B Buyout Offer<br /></a><br /></li><li><a href="https://simplex.chat/blog/20240604-simplex-chat-v5.8-private-message-routing-chat-themes.html?ref=nobsbitcoin.com" target="_blank">SimpleX blog: SimpleX network: private message routing, v5.8 released with IP address protection and chat themes</a><ul><li><a href="https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/simplex-chat-v5-8/" target="_blank">SimpleX Chat v5.8: Private Message Routing</a></li></ul></li><li><a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/05/citadel-blackrock-back-project-to-start-national-stock-exchange-in-texas.html" target="_blank">Citadel Securities, BlackRock back Texas stock exchange project<br /></a><br /></li></ul><strong>Music</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://podcastindex.org/podcast/6908619" target="_blank">Red Light By: Tony Salomone</a></li></ul>
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42 MIN
The Stagflation Scenario
MAY 31, 2024
The Stagflation Scenario
The increasing probability of Stagflation might cut Bitcoin's post-halving bull run off at the knees; my thoughts on the Ethereum ETF and why I'm getting skeptical of the political "tone shift."<br /><br /><strong>Links</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/30/april-pending-home-sales-fall.html" target="_blank">April pending home sales hit lowest level since start of pandemic</a></li><li><a href="https://x.com/RealEJAntoni/status/1796167845740490954" target="_blank">This morning’s revised data show the gov’t is basically “buying” GDP w/ debt, but getting only 50 cents on the dollar - worst deal ever…</a></li><li><a href="https://x.com/CarlBMenger/status/1795797889433678014" target="_blank">United States M2 Money Supply is now positive YoY for the first time since November 2022.</a></li><li><a href="https://stacker.news/items/552124" target="_blank">Germany’s industry in decline - a giant is falling \ stacker news ~econ</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/23/sec-approves-rule-change-to-allow-creation-of-ether-etfs.html" target="_blank">SEC approves rule change to allow creation of ether ETFs</a></li><li><a href="https://coinxposure.com/ethereum-etf-to-get-20-of-bitcoin-etf-flows.html" target="_blank">Ethereum ETF to Get 20% of Bitcoin ETF Flows</a></li><li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/05/25/crypto-lobbying-politics-washington/" target="_blank">As crypto cash floods Washington, Congress eyes gentler regulations - The Washington Post</a></li><li><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2024/05/29/president-biden-announces-presidential-delegation-to-the-republic-of-el-salvador-to-attend-the-inauguration-of-his-excellency-nayib-bukele/" target="_blank">President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of El Salvador to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Nayib Bukele | The White House</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theblock.co/post/297504/biden-campaign-shifts-crypto-stance-engages-crypto-industry-presidential-elections-2024" target="_blank">Biden campaign ramps up crypto industry outreach in surprising tone ‘shift’ | The Block</a></li><li><a href="https://shakepay.me/r/LAPWVE7" target="_blank">faradayfedora’s Shakepay Link</a></li></ul><a href="https://osf.io/yntdu" target="_blank"><strong>STUDY</strong>: The Personality and Motivational Characteristics of Bitcoiners</a><br /><ul><li>🧡 Bitcoiners tend to be intellectually curious and emotionally stable</li><li>🌎value personal growth, relationships, community over material possessions</li><li>📈Scored significantly higher in financial literacy than the general population</li><li><a href="https://x.com/denverbitcoin/status/1794783675831455997" target="_blank">Saifedean Ammous on why Bitcoin is Finical Gunpowder</a></li></ul><strong>Music</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://podcastindex.org/podcast/6917119" target="_blank">Tip Toe by Jack Holliday</a></li></ul>
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51 MIN
Why Biden Just Flipped on Crypto
MAY 23, 2024
Why Biden Just Flipped on Crypto
It's more than Trump. The three major shifts compelling the White House to halt their attack on the Crypto industry. Plus, the details around the new FIT21 bill that takes power away from the SEC, and why I think an Ethereum ETF might be bad for Bitcoin.<br /><br /><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href="http://podhome.fm" target="_blank">http://podhome.fm</a><br /> <strong>Promo Code:</strong> TWIB<br /><br /><strong>LINKS:</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/matthew_sigel/status/1792996352437137642" target="_blank">JPM Emly Choy Predsent and Chief Operating officer said:“The tone from the SEC has just changed literally overnight…The administration sensing some panic”&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/118/hr4763" target="_blank">Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4763) - GovTrack.us</a></li><li><a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com/print/operation-choke-point-2-0-how-u-s-regulators-fight-bitcoin-with-financial-censorship-" target="_blank">Operation Choke Point 2.0: How U.S. Regulators Fight Bitcoin With Financial Censorship - Bitcoin Magazine - Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights</a><br /><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2024/03/29/custodia-bank-loses-lawsuit-challenging-fed-rejection-of-master-account-application/" target="_blank">Custodia Bank Loses Lawsuit Challenging Fed Rejection of Master Account Application</a><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/live/9KCZOfCeSOc?si=CqTHhRLGii7JD4NQ&amp;t=4567" target="_blank">Caitlin Long FULL TESTIMONY</a><br /><a href="https://www.semafor.com/article/05/16/2024/elizabeth-warren-circled-wagons-around-embattled-fdic-chief-martin-gruenberg" target="_blank">Elizabeth Warren circled wagons around embattled FDIC chief Martin Gruenberg | Semafor</a></li><li><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/SAP-HR4763.pdf" target="_blank">White House PDF SAP-HR4763.pdf</a><ul><li><a href="https://en.coinotag.com/sec-mandates-overhaul-of-ethereum-eth-etf-key-changes-unveiled/" target="_blank">SEC Mandates Overhaul of Ethereum (ETH) ETF</a></li></ul></li><li><a href="https://qz.com/sec-chair-gary-gensler-criticizes-crypto-market-bill-1851493248" target="_blank">President Biden and SEC Chair oppose major crypto bill hours before voting</a></li><li><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2024/05/22/us-president-biden-does-not-threaten-veto-against-house-crypto-market-structure-bill-but-opposes-passage/" target="_blank">U.S. President Biden Does Not Threaten Veto Against House Crypto Market Structure Bill, But ‘Opposes Passage’</a></li></ul><br /><ul><li><a href="https://relai.app/" target="_blank">https://relai.app/</a> (J’informatique's code: REL218932)</li></ul><br /><ul><li><a href="https://p2prights.org/" target="_blank">p2prights.org</a><ul><li><a href="https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/peer-to-peer-legal-defense-fund-to-defend-samourai/" target="_blank">The Peer-to-Peer Rights Fund Launched to Protect Open-Source Devs, Starting with Samourai Case</a></li></ul></li><li><a href="https://archive.is/R2AZe" target="_blank">This Man Did Not Invent Bitcoin - The New York Times</a></li><li><a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/digital-assets/2024/05/20/ripples-anti-bitcoin-campaign-to-promote-cbdcs/?sh=3e1f9f061059" target="_blank">Ripple’s Anti-Bitcoin Campaign To Promote CBDCs</a></li></ul><strong>Music</strong><br /><ul><li><a href="https://podcastindex.org/podcast/6736415" target="_blank">Element Zero by Reel Richard</a></li></ul>
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48 MIN
10: Bitcoin's Next Battle
MAY 16, 2024
10: Bitcoin's Next Battle
<p>The surprising legal win Bitcoin scored this week and the brewing battle on the horizon. My three takeaways from the newly released Bitcoin 13F Filings, and great news for Bitcoin mining.<br /><br /><strong>Sponsor:</strong> <a href="http://podhome.fm" target="_blank">http://podhome.fm</a><br /> <strong>Promo Code:</strong> TWIB<br /><br /><strong>LINKS:</strong><br /><br /></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/tornado-cash-developer-alexey-pertsev-sentenced-to-64-months-in-prison-in-the-netherlands/" target="_blank">Tornado Cash Developer Alexey Pertsev Sentenced to 64 Months in Prison in the Netherlands</a><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact/status/1790391222235758700" target="_blank">Lyn Alden on X: “Criminalizing the mere development and publication of code is an ugly precedent. If published in a book or a blog, it would mean the book or blog is illegal. An illegal order of numbers and letters. Very different than actually using code maliciously.” / X</a></li><li><a href="https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-senators-challenge-doj-crypto-money-transmission" target="_blank">Sens. Lummis, Wyden oppose Justice Dept. stance on Tornado Cash charges</a></li></ul></li><li><a href="https://casten.house.gov/media/press-releases/casten-foster-sherman-cleaver-introduce-legislation-to-temporarily-prohibit-crypto-mixers" target="_blank">Casten, Foster, Sherman, Cleaver Introduce Legislation to Temporarily Prohibit Crypto Mixers | U.S. Congressman Sean Casten</a></li><li><a href="https://casten.house.gov/imo/media/doc/blockchain_integrity_act.pdf" target="_blank">Text of the Bill PDF</a><br /><br /></li><li><a href="https://www.nobsbitcoin.com/ibex-pay-quits-us/" target="_blank">IBEX Pay Suspends Services in the United States</a><br /><br /></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/AsafGivoli/status/1788669320240697720" target="_blank">Asaf Givoli on X: “🚀🌊 #Bitcoin mining in 🇵🇾 #Paraguay just got greener! Using 💯% renewable 💧 hydro-power, we’re not just mining, we’re educating! Join the movement as we power up 📚 #BitcoinEducationacross Latin America. 🌱🙌 #GreenMining #CryptoFuture #BTC </a><a href="https://t.co/3zbz3k1ggv”" target="_blank">https://t.co/3zbz3k1ggv”</a><a href="https://twitter.com/AsafGivoli/status/1788669320240697720" target="_blank"> / X</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/dsbatten/status/1787849651720216741?t=E9EIlRX-vHxbQ8g23lQU3A" target="_blank">Daniel Batten on X: “Another nation state leader attests to the benefits of bitcoin mining Kenya has 10 GW of geothermal energy alone, 9 GW of which is completely untapped Bitcoin mining can unlock Kenya’s energy abundance, bringing renewable energy online that otherwise would have been unviable” / X</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/BTC_Archive/status/1788161425355030723" target="_blank">Bitcoin Archive on X: “BREAKING: 🇦🇷 Argentina to mine #Bitcoin using stranded gas with 1,200 bitcoin mining machines - Forbes 🔥 </a><a href="https://t.co/IWSxpH5okP”" target="_blank">https://t.co/IWSxpH5okP”</a><a href="https://twitter.com/BTC_Archive/status/1788161425355030723" target="_blank"> / X</a><br /><br /></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1790830802911048112" target="_blank">Three takeaways from Bitwise CIO’s weekly memo to investors.</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/MacroScope17/status/1790394649120559570" target="_blank">The State of Wisconsin Investment Board reports the following positions: BlackRock Bitcoin ETF: $99,167,688 (2,450,400 shares) Grayscale BTC: $63,687,310 (1,013,000 shares) This is a small part of a massive…" </a><br /><br /></li><li><a href="https://github.com/bordalix/helm-wallet" target="_blank">bordalix/helm-wallet: The lightning wallet even your grandma can use</a><br /><br /><strong>Music</strong><ul><li><a href="https://podcastindex.org/podcast/6855581" target="_blank">I Need a Little by The Retrograde</a></li></ul></li></ul><p></p>
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49 MIN